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    AVCHD and premiere pro cs3

    Community Member
      is this supported??? i think about invest in a sony HDR-SR8E...
        • 2. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
          Community Member
          Sitting here with my brand new SR7 and CS3, and I can't even get them together with a sledgehammer
          • 4. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
            Community Member
            Ok. I'm confused. Premiere help says that M2T files ARE supported for import, but you all say they aren't. Also, when I try to import them (they are actually m2ts, but everything I've read says they are the same), it gives me the error saying it's an unsupported file type or a corrupted file. If this is true and I can't import these files, is there a way for me to record right into or playback and record into Premiere? I could with my old camera, but this one (Sony HDR-SR5) doesn't seem to let me play back when it's connected to the computer. Could I do it through the HDMI out with some kind of adaptor? Any ideas or info would be appreciated.
            • 5. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
              Community Member
              When companies say that their stuff is supported, they don't always say how well.
              • 6. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                Steven L. Gotz Community Member
                there is a serious difference between M2T and M2TS - that "S" is there for a reason. What you have read is a lie or you did not undewrstand what they were saying.

                AT this point in time, AVCHD is not up to par with HDV, but AVC-Intra will be better than HDV. Or, at least, the cameras they use it on will ensure it is better, I believe.
                • 7. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                  JSS1138 Community Member
                  I think AVCHD has the potential to be better quality than HDV. It's just the current crop of cameras aren't full quality as defined by the format.
                  • 8. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                    Steven L. Gotz Community Member
                    Exactly. The is nothing wrong with the format, per se, just the way it is currently being implemented.
                    • 9. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                      JSS1138 Community Member
                      >nothing wrong with the format, per se

                      Well, nothing other than the inherently bad idea of using a GOP.
                      • 10. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                        Steven L. Gotz Community Member
                        Well, there is that, of course. But that is taken care of with the AVC-Intra now isn't it?
                        • 11. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                          JSS1138 Community Member
                          It is indeed.
                          • 12. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                            mickkeay Community Member
                            I have an SR7 and I have found the best workflow is to use Sony Vegas to combine all the AVCHD clips and render out as HDV and use that in PP. Found results were far better than the Elecard converter - which was a bit flaky on my setup
                            • 13. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                              mickkeay Community Member
                              Just seen Jim's reply - AVCHD is not supported in CS3.
                              The new Main Concept Mpeg Pro HD v3 plugin brings AVCHD support to CS3 but the AVCHD footage is an absolute pig to edit on the timeline. Much easier to go via HDV (as mentioned above)
                              • 14. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                Community Member
                                Will Adobe Premier Pro CS3 support the Sony HDR-SR7 in the near future? I cannot bring any video into PP regardless if in SD (.mpg) or HD (.m2ts) format!
                                • 15. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                  JSS1138 Community Member
                                  No one knows.
                                  • 16. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                    Community Member
                                    I think I will be looking elsewhere for my "Total Solution"
                                    • 17. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                      Community Member
                                      AVCHD and premiere pro cs3

                                      its very special that know one knows if it will be supported or already
                                      are... esspesially i will strongly suggest that one from adobe can tell us
                                      a yes, no or "it will come very soon" since one have to invest in a not
                                      cheap camera.... please ADOBE... enter the scene now.

                                      Best,
                                      Mark, Norway
                                      • 18. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                        Community Member
                                        Check this out - may be a solution for you

                                        http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/products/product.asp?pid=457
                                        • 19. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                          (*|*) Community Member
                                          What about this?:

                                          http://www.mainconcept.com/site/consumer-products-4/mpeg-pro-hd-7850/features-7861.html

                                          MPEG PRO HD 3

                                          Plug-in for Adobe® Premiere® Pro

                                          Features

                                          Compatible with Adobe® Premiere® Pro 2.0 and CS3:

                                          * MPEG Pro HD 3 now works with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 and is still compatible with previous versions of Premiere Pro 2.0.

                                          Real-time capture to MPEG:

                                          * Capture from various analog and digital sources. Eliminate rendering time by capturing directly to the format you'll be editing.

                                          MPEG import:

                                          * Import and edit existing MPEG files.

                                          Native MPEG editing with smart rendering:

                                          * Edit MPEG material without unnecessary rendering - only changed frames are rendered.

                                          IEEE 1394:

                                          * IEEE 1394 output during editing and scrubbing.

                                          Sony MXF Support:

                                          * MXF file support for Sony XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX.

                                          H.264 support:

                                          * Easily import and export H.264 video.

                                          AVC-HD support:

                                          * Easily import and export AVC-HD video.

                                          DV support:

                                          * Edit MPEG and DV material with equal ease.

                                          AAC and Dolby® Digital support:

                                          * Import and export AAC (Advanced Audio Coding), as well as Dolby® Digital audio stereo and 5.1 in high-quality, low bit-rate.

                                          Ultra-fast performance:

                                          * Edit with up to real-time performance at DVD resolution.

                                          Sony PSP and Apple iPod presets:

                                          * Export projects by using default profiles for Sony PlayStation Portable and Apple iPod.

                                          Smart requantizing:

                                          * Convert material from one MPEG format to another (for example from MICROMV to DVD-compliant MPEG-2) without re-encoding - save time and prevent quality loss.

                                          Native support for the latest HDV camcorders:

                                          * Import, capture, edit and export video footage in 720p or 1080i from your Sony, Canon or JVC HD camcorder. Of course, you can also play the videos back to the camera again.

                                          Supports Intel® Core 2 Duo technology
                                          • 20. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                            Community Member
                                            it really cant be right that i have to invest in another editing suite instead of the one i tried and prefer, adobe. Or a plug in to many thousand kroner....! thats a little scandal i think...

                                            Hope there is a solotion!
                                            • 21. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                              mickkeay Community Member
                                              Even Sony Vegas -whilst supporting AVCHD - suggests that you render the clips (using a vfw avi HDV preset = BIG files) BEFORE you use them on the timeline. If you dont the native AVCHD scrubs and plays like a bunch of 2 second stills. AVCHD in PP CS3 (with MC plugin) is exactly the same. I came to the conclusion that the AVCHD must be rendered out to HDV and then edited - and that works pretty well. By the way, the plugin will get you over the SD (mpg) incompatibility with the footage from the Sony SR7.
                                              • 22. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
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                                                Mark, I agree with you 100%. Why does Adobe not step up to the plate and offer support for this format. Why should we have to spend $400 + to make this happen.
                                                I teach a video production class at a local University and have always used Premiere as the editing software of choice.
                                                It's difficult to continue to endorse this product if they can't offer support for all or most of the popular formats.
                                                This format was developed way before CS3 was released.
                                                • 23. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                  Community Member
                                                  > Why does Adobe not step up to the plate and offer support for this format.

                                                  I was given footage today shot with this camera, as well about 7 discs from the straight to DVD cameras... The quality is
                                                  b very poor.

                                                  This is why it is not supported, the quality is terrible. My old Sony Mini DV with a single CCD is better than this. I do not understand why people would want to shoot with a camera that yields disgusting pictures.

                                                  I am re shooting the video myself with a proper camera, the HVX 200. Now that is quality.
                                                  • 24. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                    mickkeay Community Member
                                                    The footage from SR7/8 is not poor. They are consumer cameras and whilst the bit rate is not the best the AVCDH standard can accomodate, I am more than pleased with the HD footage from what is a £700 UK Pounds tiny consumer camera. Are you viewing it's native m2ts files? and what do you mean by 'poor'? Comparison with a HVX 200 is hardly appropriate!
                                                    • 25. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                      Bill Heslip Community Member
                                                      >I teach a video production class at a local University and have always used Premiere as the editing software of choice.

                                                      If you want your students to be truly prepared for working in the outside post-production world, do them a favor and move to FCP. That's where the serious work is being done. Premiere "Pro", while it had great promise, is not keeping up (understatement), and there are few indications this course will change. I'd love to be proven wrong, but the secrecy policies in place at Adobe apparently prevent them from communicating openly about current or future product development. Users are left without a clue. This policy would be tolerable if PPro was holding its own against the competition, but under the circumstances, I think we deserve an explanation of their intent.

                                                      Oh, and FCP will edit AVCHD.
                                                      • 26. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                        JSS1138 Community Member
                                                        I would have changed that sentiment to say that if he wants his students prepared for working in the outside world he should dump the AVCHD cameras and stick with MiniDV. You're not likely to find many pros or production companies using AVCHD. You will still find a great many using DV, which is far easier to work with.
                                                        • 27. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                          Harm Millaard CommunityMVP
                                                          and saves a lot of money since computer requirements are far more affordable. When editing AVCHD get ready to exchange all your computers to the latest quad core technology with double the memory. Seems like a waste of money.
                                                          • 28. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                            Bill Heslip Community Member
                                                            >if he wants his students prepared for working in the outside world he should dump the AVCHD cameras and stick with MiniDV.

                                                            Oh, thanks for clearing this up. All this time I thought a quality video education course should concern itself with things like composition, camera angles, lighting, sound, editing technique, story telling skills and so forth.

                                                            Seriously, what on earth does the camera have to do with any of that? Shooting VHS would be perfectly adequate at that level.

                                                            I'd much rather see a well crafted story shot with a crap camera than garbage shot in 35mm film.

                                                            >You will still find a great many using DV, which is far easier to work with.

                                                            AVCHD is converted to ProRes in FCP, so ease of editing is not an issue.
                                                            • 29. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                              Community Member
                                                              > Oh, thanks for clearing this up. All this time I thought a quality video education course should concern itself with things like composition, camera angles, lighting, sound, editing technique, story telling skills and so forth.

                                                              What are you doing on these forums??

                                                              Good God man, you just complain about everything and your answer to everything is "go buy Final Cut!". How does that help people????? They need to spend thousands of dollars to do that, instead of suggesting something that stupid why not try help with issues concerning ADOBE PREMIERE...

                                                              Can you do that? Or will ProRes handle that!??? Cocky *******
                                                              • 30. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                                JSS1138 Community Member
                                                                >Seriously, what on earth does the camera have to do with any of that?

                                                                The same thing your software suggestion has to do with it. It's a way to get things working again. But in my opinion, a better way because DV media will work with any NLE, and is still very relevant in the professional world. AVCHD is not likely to ever be as relevant to pros, so working around it seems not the best solution.
                                                                • 31. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                                  Community Member
                                                                  > Seriously, what on earth does the camera have to do with any of that?

                                                                  That's why they shot Feature Films with cameras like that; AVCHD is the way for Spielbergs next film.....
                                                                  • 32. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                                    JSS1138 Community Member
                                                                    Very unlikely Sammy.
                                                                    • 33. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                                      Community Member
                                                                      My point exactly.

                                                                      AVCHD is a joke, for little kids.

                                                                      Why people waste resources on it is a mystery...
                                                                      • 34. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                                        JSS1138 Community Member
                                                                        Ah, sarcasm. Got it.
                                                                        • 35. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                                          Bill Heslip Community Member
                                                                          >Good God man, you just complain about everything and your answer to everything is "go buy Final Cut!". How does that help people?????

                                                                          Well, Sammy, in my own, odd little way, I mistakenly thought that trying to initiate discussion beyond the myvideowontplayinpremierewhatdoido thread was a good idea. Bad me. At some level I must have been under the delusion that a little noise from the gallery might just "inspire" Adobe and improve things for all of us. You may see me as a traitor or specifically a "Cocky *******" (thanks for that), but I'm on your side, too. We all want PPro to be the best it can be.

                                                                          And to keep this on-topic, if you've done any reading you'll know that AVCHD
                                                                          i is
                                                                          a promising compression scheme. Most cameras using it throttle the data rate so low that it doesn't hold up well, but that could change.

                                                                          Thanks, guys. It's been fun.
                                                                          • 36. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                                            Steven L. Gotz Community Member
                                                                            >Most cameras using it throttle the data rate so low that it doesn't hold up well, but that could change.

                                                                            Yes, that is exactly the issue. Not only is it throttled down, but the glass is not as good as a great camera. There is nothing wrong with the compressions scheme per se, just the current implementation.
                                                                            • 37. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                                              mickkeay Community Member
                                                                              How does the low bitrate in AVCHD manifest itself guys - is it typically artifacts in fast moving shots? What should I look for or shoot? (just been experimenting with different 'quality' settings on a sony consumer avchd cam - which I assume just changes the bit rate. Tks
                                                                              • 38. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                                                Harm Millaard CommunityMVP
                                                                                In general whenever you use a long GOP compression codec, be it MPEG2 or MPEG4, go for the maximum quality and lowest compression possible. Your recording time will decrease, but you will get the best quality possible and the chances of re shooting are negligent or impossible. So go for the best.
                                                                                • 39. Re: AVCHD and premiere pro cs3
                                                                                  mickkeay Community Member
                                                                                  Absolutely Harm - When using the AVCHD I always uses 'best' setting (and 60G gives me 5 hours anyway) No, I was just experimenting ... to try and work out for myself what is gonna get better when higher bit rates (24M) are eventually incorporatd in the AVCHD cams
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